RHEL 3 : acroread (RHSA-2010:0060)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

The acroread packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras
contain security flaws and should not be used.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in Portable
Document Format (PDF).

Adobe Reader 8.1.7 is vulnerable to critical security flaws and should
no longer be used. A specially-crafted PDF file could cause Adobe
Reader to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user
running Adobe Reader when opened. (CVE-2009-4324, CVE-2009-3953,
CVE-2009-3954, CVE-2009-3955, CVE-2009-3959, CVE-2009-3956)

Adobe have discontinued support for Adobe Reader 8 for Linux. Adobe
Reader 9 for Linux is not compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
An alternative PDF file viewer available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
is xpdf.

This update removes the acroread packages due to their known security
vulnerabilities.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3953.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3954.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3955.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3956.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3959.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4324.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-02.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0060.html

Solution :

Update the affected acroread-uninstall package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63914 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37331
37758

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3953
CVE-2009-3954
CVE-2009-3955
CVE-2009-3956
CVE-2009-3959
CVE-2009-4324